Death Wish
Spell shadow deathpact
  • Death Wish
  • 0 yds (Self)  range
  • 3 Minutes cooldown
  • 10 Rage
  • Instant
  • When activated you become enraged, increases your physical damage by 20% but increases all damage taken by 5%. Lasts 30 sec.
Usable by
TypeOffensive, Defensive
Casting timeInstant
Cooldown3 Minutes
Glyph of Death Wish, Intensify Rage
Related buff
Spell shadow deathpact
  • Death Wish
  • Increases physical damage by 20%. Increases all damage taken by 5%.
  • Duration: 30 seconds
"I'd rather fight and die than spend the rest of my days stewing in my cowardice!"
—Boarguts the Impaler

Death Wish is a 10-point Fury talent that increases physical damage dealt by 20% but increases all damage taken by 5%.

Tips and tacticsEdit

  • A DPS warrior's already fairly high damage is boosted to become VERY high. This ability is also somewhat useful for soloing, since the increased kill rate will actually mean you take less damage from each mob.
  • At high level instances, it's sometimes wise to use this even while tanking certain encounters. While it does require that you and your healers have fairly decent equipment, boosted damage and increased rage generation due to taking more damage can greatly assist you in securing aggro during fights such as The Beast or Onyxia.


  • The effects of Death Wish and Enrage do not stack.

Patch changesEdit

  • Wrath-Logo-Small/ Cataclysm-Logo-Small Patch 4.0.1 (12-Oct-2010): Now a Tier 3 talent, down from Tier 5.
  • Bc icon/ Wrath-Logo-Small Patch 3.0.2 (14-Oct-2008):
    • No longer makes you immune to Fear effects.
    • Death Wish and Sweeping Strikes have swapped locations in their respective talent trees.
  • Bc icon Patch 2.3.0 (13-Nov-2007): Moved this talent from Fury to Arms.
  • Bc icon Patch 2.2.0 (25-Sep-2007): Changed the effect of this talent from a debuff to a buff. (undocumented)
  • WoW Icon 16x16/ Bc icon Patch 2.0.1 (05-Dec-2006): Changed this to no longer stack with Enrage.
  • WoW Icon 16x16 Patch 1.6.0 (12-Jul-2005): Is now usable while under a Fear effect, which will also remove the Fear effect.


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